Oklahoma athletics will make a full transition to digital ticketing at all venues, as well as football parking next season
Ticket and parking pass delivery will occur through smartphones and the Sooner Sports app. OU fans who attended the last two two Big 12 championships and bowl games have experienced digital tickets before.
OU athletic director Joe Castiglione said in a statement he hopes sports occur on time next season. Digital ticketing was a change made due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“First, our aim is to limit physical contact between our fans and game day staff as much as possible, and this change is a first step in achieving that goal," Castiglione said. "We'll announce more of those steps later. The new digital ticketing process will also significantly reduce ticket fraud and loss of tickets, making for an even more seamless venue-entry experience. And fans will enjoy the flexibility of being able to immediately transfer tickets and parking passes to friends or family members.”
Buyers will be linked through the Sooner Sports app or text messages, where they can download tickets on Apple Wallet (iPhone) or Google Pay (Android). QR codes on the tickets will be scanned at the gates.
OU will print commemorative tickets for fans who are interested.
The Sooners' football season opener is Sept. 5 against Missouri State in Norman.